A Project Director with decades of experience in the United States & the Middle East. Worked for international development organizations, planning, engineering and architectural firms in Chicago, Washington DC, Cairo, Jordan, and trained in Zurich. Served in various capacities with a number of USAID contractors, the World Bank, the German International Cooperation (GIZ), the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Effectively directed a broad range of specialized and multidisciplinary projects relying on team building, good communications and a unique ability to bridge the gap between cultures. Worked closely with Ministers, Governors and senior officials to achieve results. Drafted project proposals and managed progress from conceptualization throughout project delivery until handing over. Experienced in fiscal decentralization, Information & Communications Technology (ICT) and disability inclusion. Well versed in budgeting, procurement, monitoring & evaluation and personnel management. Worked as a consultant for GOPA International, The Egyptian Social Contract Center (a UNDP Initiative under the Cabinet of Ministers) and The Economic Research Forum (serving Arab countries, Iran & Turkey).